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Posted on: November 29, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - December 4, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of December 4, 2017



We want to count you because you count!  Our scan card system counts how many people we serve at the Enfield Senior Center.  In order to monitor the success of our programs, it is important to know how many people we serve. The easiest way to do that is if everyone has a scan card and simply swipes their card when they come in.  The scan system also tracks volunteer hours, Silver Sneakers fitness hours and retains emergency contact information.  There is no charge for a scan card.  Please stop by the front desk and apply for one the next time you visit or download a form from our website


Need any last minute inexpensive gifts for the holidays? Join us on Monday, December 11, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for a Holiday Earring Class.  There will be packaged earring kits available for purchase to create all types of holiday or fashionable earrings.  The instructor will provide all the kits, the tools and assistance to put the earrings together. The cost of the kits run from $3 - $10 per kit.  Please register at the front desk.


Just in time for holiday shopping, join us on December 11 at 1 pm to learn about Shopping on the Internet.  The internet is a gigantic virtual mall of great bargains.  We will learn how to navigate securely.  We’ll explore some of the major internet shopping sites such as Amazon and Ebay.  No registration required just stop in.


New to the Enfield Senior Center, stop by on Tuesdays at 10 am for a senior center tour.  Learn all about the classes, services and activities.  No registration needed, group meets in the library.


Join us on December 7 at 10:30 am for TED Talks How to Live to be 100+.  To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record setting age.  In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.


Just a reminder of our holiday hours.  We will be closed on Christmas Day December 25 and New Year’s Day January 1.  We will close at 4 pm during the week between the holidays from December 26 through December 29.


Want to become a volunteer Dial-A-Ride driver to bring Enfield seniors and physically disabled to their out-of-town medical appointments?  We would greatly appreciate your service.  Volunteers use town-owned vehicles to transport individuals.  All you need is a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record from the DMV.  Please contact Annette Orlandi at 860-272-3545 for more information. 



Trip flyers are available on our website at or can be picked up at the Senior Center.


Day Trips

Day trips are available for sale on or after the trip sign-up date. 

·         Westchester Theatre – Chorus Line, March 1, 2018. Cost $111 per person includes pre-show lunch. Trip sign up date is December 15, 2017 at 10 am. 

·         Grand Oak Villa – Pasta & Shamrocks, March 20, 2018.  Cost $92 per person.  Trip sign up date is January 5, 2018 at 10 am.

·         Newport Playhouse – Exit Laughing, April 10, 2018.  Cost $94 per person.  Trip sign up date is February 2, 2018 at 10 am.

·         The Metropolitan Opera – Romeo & Juliet, May 5, 2018.  Cost $150 per person. Trip sign up date is January 26, 2018 at 10 am.


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

·         Virginia Beach, VA & The Outer Banks, NC, April 30 – May 4, 2018. Cost $701 pp/double.

·         1000 Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY, June 6 – 8, 2018. Cost $513 pp/double.

·         Colorado’s Historic Trains, August 10 – 18, 2018. Cost $3,299 pp/double.

·         Lancaster, PA Sight & Sound Theatre ‘Jesus’, September 24 -26, 2018. Cost $453 pp/double.

·         Mediterranean Cruise, September 22 – October 5, 2018.  Cost $2999 pp/double. 

·         Iceland, November 29 – December 5, 2018. Cost $3,759 pp/double.  Trip presentation is December 12, 2017 at 2 pm.

·         American Queen River Cruise, New Orleans to Memphis, December 2 – 10, 2018.  Cost $2,599 inside cabin pp/double includes Air, shore excursions and more.


Lunch reservations can be made by calling 860-763-7428. Comments, questions or concerns email We look forward to hearing from you.

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